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Kamiak is a real estate investment firm that acquires, develops, and operates niche multifamily and commercial assets in the greater Seattle region.

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We Are Thinking Differently

Conventional thinking often treats real estate as a static asset class. We approach real estate as a consumer product, one that benefits from thoughtful design, skilled execution, and continued attention.

We focus on established walkable neighborhoods where people want to work and live. We look to fulfill a demand niche through emphasis on programming for design-conscious, budget-minded consumers. We believe this translates to tenant retention, improved neighborhoods, and better returns.

Kamiak offers its investors a transparent, long-term real estate investment platform. Our disciplined investment process, focus on design and programming, and dedication to timely divestment are the drivers of our equity return model.  

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Scott Lien

Scott Lien

Principal and Co-Founder

Scott Lien has been active in real estate development, investment and consulting since 1999 with experience spanning multiple sectors and geographies. He's managed over $5 billion of real estate investment and development in the U.S. and Europe, including multifamily, office, hotel, and retail assets.

Scott spent eight years with Vulcan Real Estate, a Paul G. Allen Company based in Seattle. At Vulcan, he helped advance over three million square feet of mixed-use development in the core of Seattle.  Scott also worked as an Investment Manager for Hammerson Plc in London, one of the largest public real estate companies in Europe.  At Hammerson, he focused on commercial leasing and investment in the UK and France. 
 
Scott graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Community and Environmental Planning and a B.A. in Political Science.  He also holds a M.S. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. 

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Manuel Garibay

Manuel Garibay

Principal and Co-Founder

Manuel Garibay has been active in real estate development, investment and debt for over twelve years with experience spanning multiple sectors and geographies. He's managed over $2.5 billion of real estate investment in the U.S., including multifamily, office, hotel, and retail assets.

Prior to co-funding Kamiak, Manuel served as a Vice President at Blackstone’s Equity Office platform working on a 3.7 million square foot office portfolio in the Pacific Northwest and was involved in acquisitions, leasing and dispositions totaling over $1.2 billion of transaction value.  Equity Office is Blackstone’s office operating platform with a $18 billion portfolio focused on value-add investments nationwide.  Prior to joining Blackstone’s Equity Office platform, Manuel worked on the portfolio management and acquisitions team at Vulcan Real Estate in Seattle.  Manuel was part of the team that managed a three million square feet portfolio in Seattle including Amazon’s Corporate Headquarters and several residential projects.   Manuel also worked for Clarion Partners and KeyBank Capital Markets.  

Manuel graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.  

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We Are Committed To Our Partners

Our relationships are critical to our success. 

It starts with our tenants.  We create real estate environments that identify with their lifestyle, and introduce technology and other management practices to improve their experience.

Our investors benefit from a transparent platform.  We execute a systematic and patient approach to investing and believe in a long-term view of the market, but we are conscious of market cycles and will seek to divest when appropriate. 

Our design and construction partners are key to our success.  We seek complementary team members who share our vision.  

If you would like to learn more about our track record, our approach, or upcoming opportunities, get in touch.